Daily Archives: December 1, 2016

Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love! Album Stream


Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love! is out now and streaming of the funk-influenced album is possible before purchase. Donald Glover’s rap persona has re-emerged with new music some of which he debuted on his Atlanta TV show. The album is on sale at the usual retailers and limited merchandise is available at the official site.


North Elements & Wayfarer// Collaborate With Denitia On Break

Denitia has collaborated with Australian producers North Elements and Wayfarer// for the atmospheric “Break.” The song came together after the producers asked the NYC musician to lend her voice. North Elements used Kintsugi, the art of embracing damage as inspiration for the song about people embracing their imperfections. Denitia had this to say about the song, I’ve been feeling extra intense lately, and these days, the world feels like it’s constantly caving in… when I find something I really want, it feels fragile and urgent. The pressure and the need to live truly in the moment when nothing else is ever promised.. it’s beautiful and scary all at once.. To find someone to fall apart with, it’s good company.”


Run The Jewels Shares Legend Has It From RTJ3 & Announces 2017 Tour

Run The Jewels is getting ready to release RTJ3 on January 13th and “Legend Has It” is the first leak from the album. Kamasi Washington, Trina, Boots and Danny Brown are some of the artists featured on the RTJ3.The band is also going on tour December 17th and you can buy tickets here.

RTJ3 Tracklisting:

1 Down [ft. Joi Gilliam]
02 Talk to Me
03 Legend Has It
04 Call Ticketron
05 Hey Kids (Bumaye) [ft. Danny Brown]
06 Stay Gold
07 Don’t Get Captured
08 Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) [ft. Tunde Adebimpe]
09 2100 [ft. Boots]
10 Panther Like a Panther (Miracle Mix) [ft. Trina]
11 Everybody Stay Calm
12 Oh Mama
13 Thursday in the Danger Room [ft. Kamasi Washington]
14 Report to the Shareholders/Kill Your Masters


Unsung: Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles is the subject of the current episode of Unsung. Knuckles’ rise as a Chicago house music pioneer is quickly chronicled and looked at through the eyes of those who were there. Jamie Principle, Jesse Saunders, Marshall Jefferson, Steve “Silk” Hurley and Robert Williams are some of the people who go on camera and discuss the emergence of house music after disco. Knuckles died in 2014 and since then Theaster Gates made him the subject of an art exhibit and had his vinyl housed at the Stony Island Arts Bank.


Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Red Bull Music Academy Lecture

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are the latest artists to give a Red Bull Music Academy lecture. Their talk took place in Montreal and they discussed their music with Janet Jackson,  meeting Prince, The Time, Minneapolis and how they became producers.